For our second assignment we have to create a technology-rich unit plan. I have decided to do my unit plan for Grade 4 because I recently spent time in a Grade 4 classroom. My unit will go for 5 weeks and will be on time in Maths. The Australian Curriculum says that students need to “use am and pm notation and solve simple time problems”. The elaborations are…

  • calculating the time spent at school during a normal school day
  • calculating the time required to travel between two locations
  • determining arrival time given departure time

Below are some of the criteria I will be using in this unit plan. (The grades did not copy across but it goes from A to E from left to right of each table) 

Connection and description of mathematical concepts and relationships in a range of situations, including some that are complex unfamiliar Connection and description of mathematical concepts and relationships in complex familiar or simple unfamiliar situations Recognition and identification of mathematical concepts and relationships in simple familiar situations Some identification of simple mathematical concepts Statements about obvious mathematical concepts

Recall and use of facts, definitions, technologies and procedures to find solutions in a range of situations including some that are complex unfamiliar 

Recall and use of facts, definitions, technologies and procedures to find solutions in complex familiar or simple unfamiliar situations 

Recall and use of facts, definitions, technologies and procedures to find solutions in simple familiar situations 

Some recall and use of facts, definitions, technologies and simple procedures 

Partial recall of facts, definitions and use of simple procedures 

Systematic application of relevant problem-solving approaches to investigate a range of situations, including some that are complex unfamiliar 

Application of relevant problem-solving approaches to investigate complex familiar or simple unfamiliar situations 

Application of problem-solving approaches to investigate simple familiar situations 

Some selection and application of problem-solving approaches in simple familiar situations 

Partial selection of problem-solving approaches 

I chose to do time in this unit plan because I have had some experience teaching in Grade 4 and I think that I can incorporate some great technology-rich lessons into Maths and this specific topic. 

 

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